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The Hamilton Mixtape (Stream)

The most notable hip hop release, without a doubt, to kick off December is a compilation. The Hamilton Mixtape brings together A-listers from all over for a predominant hip hop soundtrack based off the magnificent Broadway play. The Roots play the biggest role on the soundtrack, making scattered appearances from beginning to end. The likes of Nas, Busta Rhymes, Common, Wiz Khalifa, and even Ja Rule reuniting with Ashanti all take the mic. You’ll see Chance’s name closing it out too, but he goes more Chance The Singer with Francis and the Lights.

That is to also note: the variety of soul and singing on the soundtrack. Alicia Keys melts on “That Would Be Enough”. Before that, Sia, Miguel, and Queen Latifah go back to back with Regina Spektor for a good 1, 2 punch. Of course, you can’t not appreciate a John Legend or a Jill Scott too.

My favorite track of ’em all? The Roots, Common, and Ingrid Michelson on “Who Tells Your Story”. My goodness. Common brings it and Ingrid’s vocals put it all together even more. Repeat status. Take note of this one and all of that tracks/artists I mentioned above.

The Hamilton Mixtape (Tracklist):

1. “No John Trumbull” – The Roots
2. “My Shot (Rise Up Remix) – The Roots feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, Nate Ruess
3. “Wrote My Way Out” – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aloe Blacc
4. “Wait for It” – Usher
5. “An Open Letter (Interlude)” – Watsky feat. Shockwave
6. “Satisfied” – Sia, Miguel, Queen Latifah
7. “Dear Theodosia” – Regina Spektor, Ben Folds
8. “Valley Forge (Demo)” – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. “It’s Quiet Uptown” – Kelly Clarkson
10. “That Would Be Enough” – Alicia Keys
11. “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. “You’ll Be Back” – Jimmy Fallon, The Roots
13. “Helpless” – Ashanti, Ja Rule
14. “Take a Break (Interlude)” – !llmind
15. “Say Yes to This” – Jill Scott
16. “Congratulations” – Dessa
17. “Burn” – Andra Day
18. “Stay Alive (Interlude)” – J. PERIOD, Stro Elliot
19. “Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo)” – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. “Washington’s By Your Side” – Wiz Khalifa
21. “History Has Its Eyes On You” – John Legend
22. “Who Tells Your Story” – The Roots, Common, Ingrid Michelson
23. “Dear Theodosia (Reprise)” – Chance the Rapper, Francis and The Lights